13:15 PoliticsRussian ambassador compares Belarus' flag incident in Riga to ‘brain cramp' He admitted that he was shocked to learn about the incident and the people involved in it. “It can be compared to a brain cramp,” Yevgeny Lukyanov said.
12:40 PoliticsReconciliation of Belarus-Russia cooperation roadmaps nearing completion Asked to clarify the spheres of integration, the ambassador specified that the Union State program on the tax policy had been reconciled as a whole. Belarus and Russia have yet to reconcile the roadmap relating to energy resources, mutual payments, prices, and excise duties, Yevgeny Lukyanov said.
12:24 EconomyBUCE, St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry to cooperate The Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange and the St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry also intend to arrange joint seminars, business forums, presentations, and other informational and practical events meant to popularize exchange trade and expand its usage in trade between Belarus and St Petersburg.
12:01 PartnersECOWAS committed to winning fight against terrorism: chairman The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Wednesday that the sub-regional body is committed to winning the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, according to a press release from the Ghanaian Presidency.
11:51 SocietyNew school under construction in Gomel The construction of a new school is underway in the Khutor neighborhood of Grodno. The foundation was laid in the spring of 2021 and the school is set to be commissioned by 1 September.
11:45 PartnersNigeria says Twitter seeking dialogue over ban The Nigerian government on Wednesday said Twitter has made an approach for dialogue in a bid to resolve the issues leading to the suspension of its activities in the west African country.
11:38 SocietyBelarus waiting for Russia to approve 180,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for use At present, Russia is finishing the procedure to check the quality of the vaccine produced at the Belarusian pharmaceutical company Belmedpreparaty. It is expected that the vaccine will be made available by end of the week.
11:32 SocietyCall for education reform in Belarus It is time to overhaul Belarus' education system, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly Vladimir Andreichenko said at the parliamentary hearings to discuss the state and prospects of the national education system.
11:29 PoliticsSenator: Western pressure is escalating situation around Belarus, adding to tensions in region Western pressure is escalating the situation around Belarus, adding to the rising tensions in the Eastern European region, said Sergei Rachkov, Chairman of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the upper house of the Belarusian Paprliament.
11:14 PresidentLukashenko sends National Day greetings to Portugal “I hope that the year 2021 will be marked with concrete results of cooperation between Belarus and Portugal with a special emphasis on trade ties. Our previous agreement, including the one on the establishment of the joint economic commission, will be useful,” the message of greetings reads.
11:06 In PicturesRenovation underway in Novogrudok Castle Plans are in place to finish one of the stages of the renovation of the ruins of the Novogrudok Castle, which provides for the construction of a drainage system, by the end of 2021.
10:46 SocietyOver a thousand trucks stranded at Belarus' border with EU More than 1,200 haulers are queuing in Belarus to cross the border with the European Union as of 8.00 on 10 June, BelTA learned from the website of the State Border Committee.
10:05 EconomyCIS Economic Council session to be held in Moscow on 18 June The CIS Economic Council session is scheduled for 18 June. It will be held in the Space pavilion of VDNKh in Moscow, Head of the Press Service of the CIS Executive Committee Svetlana Malinina told BelTA.
09:58 SocietyGraduation day in BelTA's archive photos School is the best time of our lives. We will always cherish these great memories that cannot be relived or recreated anywhere else.
09:23 EconomyBelarus, Turkey to intensify cooperation in communications, IT Belarusian Communications and Informatization Minister Konstantin Shulgan has met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkey to Belarus Mustafa Ozcan to discuss cooperation in communications and information technology.